International Competition Piano Val de Travers

All competitions
07/02/2025 - 09/02/2025
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

The International Competition Piano Val de Travers is open to pianists of any nationality from 5 to 25 years old.

The competition was created for promotion of young talents in Switzerland. They are organizing concerts for their winners  in the way to motivate them in their music studies and helping them with their future carrier.

In this difficult time, the main part of the competition will be online with recordings for the first round of each category. It means that you don’t need to spend money for accommodation and plane tickets before you will be sure to become a finalist. The quality of jury judging will not be changed and vote will be always anonymous and impartial. All recordings will be published on the YouTube channel and you will be able to take a contact with jury members if you want to get a feedback of your performance. Only one thing what you need it’s to make good recording of first round and to send us a link with application form till 5th December! For any questions, don’t hesitate to write an email info@piano.international, or a message on Whatsapp +41797582863.




Association « Les interprètes de demain ». Katja Avdeeva founder and artistic director


The participants should be aged up to 25 years old.
The competition has three rounds.


The deadline for submitting all application materials and recordings is on 5th December 2024. No applications will be accepted after this date.


Every two years.

Next competition

7-8-9 February 2025



Applicants will be admitted to participate in the competition only after the application fee is paid. Any application bank charges or commissions are payable by the applicant. The participant’s full name should be indicated in the payment reference. The application fee is non-refundable.

Application fee:

Category A: 75 CHF or 75 Euro
Category B: 110 CHF or 110 Euro
Category C: 130 CHF or 130 Euro

To apply, please, send your application form and following documents by e-mail : info@piano.international

  • Application form
  • A copy of your passport or ID card (to prove your date of birth)
  • Passport photo
  • Copies of your diplomas
  • Receipt of the entrance fee payment
  • Link on YouTube or Vimeo with recording of first round for all categories: A, B and C. Recording must be in one link recorded without cuts.

The application form is available here


The competition is open to pianists of any nationality, born after 9 February 1999. The competitors are divided in three age categories:

Category A: participants born on or after February 9, 2013  (up to 12 years old) only online competition.
Category B: participants born on or after February 9, 2009 ( up to 15 years old)
Category C: participants born on or after February 9, 1999  (up to 25 years old)

From each category maximum 20 candidates will be invited in Neuchâtel after jury decision.

The competition organizers reserve the rights to all audio and video recordings, photos, Internet publications and broadcasts of the performances and concerts during the competition.

Winners will participate in the final concert and any other events arranged by the competition organizers.

All works must be performed from memory except contemporary pieces written after 1960.

Competitor must bring to the jury tree copies of music score of his contemporary piece written after 1960.

The jury’s decision will be final and not subject to appeal.

By registering to participate in the competition, the applicant accepts the competition rules.

More info here.


More details available here.



Category A
1st prize : 500 francs
2nd prize : 300 francs
3rd prize : 200 francs

Special prize for the best performance of the contemporary piece

Special prize “Young virtuose”

Category B
1st prize : 1000 francs
2nd prize : 700 francs
3rd prize : 300 francs

Category C
1st prize : 4000 francs
2nd prize : 2000 francs
3rd prize : 1000 francs

Finalists will get 500 CHF and diploma


Special Prizes

  • Special prize  for the best performance  of the contemporary piece written after 1960 in C or B categories (1000 francs)
  • EMCY Prize “entry card” to EMCY promotion: 
    online profile with international visibility, concerts, tours and other opportunities in Europe for one of our winners between 14 and 24 years old.
  • Solo recital next year at WEpiano festival in Neuchâtel, Switzerland  ( 1000 francs)
  • Special prize « Val de Travers » solo recital at the Festival de la Chapelle à Couvet in 2025 (1000 francs)
  • Special prize « Vallée de Joux »  solo recital  (1000 francs)



Visit original competition page Facebook

Prize winners

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